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put all your eggs in the one basket Informal

Meaning: If you put all your eggs in the one basket, you put all your efforts or resources into one person, one thing or one plan, and if things don't work out, you lose everything.

For example:

  • My stockbroker says I should buy shares in a lot of different companies, and not put all my eggs in the one basket.

  • Our company should distribute many different products from many different companies. If we put all our eggs in the one basket, we'll get into trouble if there's a problem with that one product or company.

Quick Quiz:

His father told him not to put all his eggs in the one basket, so Arjuna
  1. studied law as well as graphic design
  2. bought several more baskets
  3. invested all his money in his father's company

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